View Full Version : My beat up old POS nova in car cam

07-19-2006, 09:31 PM
I found this old video of my nova and thought I would share. Its a beater, but ran ok.


07-20-2006, 12:23 AM
that doesnt look too bad man, i mean maybe the outside was banged up couldnt see but it seemed to run pretty good... always got props for someone who puts together a project and gets out there and races. what kinda times was it turnin?

07-20-2006, 12:24 AM
LOL, beater car that lifted the front wheels. You little sneaky one you.

07-20-2006, 12:26 AM
Ill give you 500

07-20-2006, 12:27 AM
hehe, those are pretty neat cars

the shop that built the engine for my old golf had a 4-banger nova that ran 9's

i think they had a pretty big reputation for that back in the day

i don't even know anything about the 4-banger novas... i just smiled and nodded :)

07-20-2006, 12:29 AM
Numbers on that beast?

07-20-2006, 03:36 AM
It ran 10.50 at 128. stock 427 short block. clay smith low lift roller cam its was only 625 lift. closed chambered 1966 heads with 2.19 intakes holley strip dom intake and a predator carb. turbo 350 with a manual valve body, 3500 stall. 4.56 9" ford with a spool. payed 50 bucks for the car. tubbed it in my garage. 14x32 slicks. sold the car for 5000.00 only had 3500.00 into it. those days are gone. My uncle builds race engines, my friends builds chassis, his partner is Mickey thompsons daughter. My friend owns a tranny shop. anyway a cheap car.

07-20-2006, 03:40 AM
A friend of mine's dad worked for Mr Thompson years and years ago back in Cali.(RIP Mickey)

Nice vid!

07-20-2006, 06:25 PM
wow,1966 closed chambered heads -
I used to run them back in the day
I have since switched to Dart :)